Press release on Syneco Robotics

A group of researchers led by Takuya Otani, an Assistant Professor at Waseda University, in collaboration with Sustainergy Company and Sony CSL, have designed a new robot that can perform Synecoculture effectively. It manages a variety of mixed plants grown in the shade of solar panels, an otherwise unutilized space. An article describing their research was published in Volume 13, Issue 1 of Agriculture, on 21 December 2022. The press release on this article was published on AAAS EurekAlert! and Waseda University websites:

NEWS RELEASE 20-MAR-2023 A sowing, pruning, and harvesting robot for SynecocultureTM farming (AAAS EurekAlert!)

Waseda University News A Sowing, Pruning, and Harvesting Robot for Synecoculture Farming

Opinion Article in BiodiverCities by 2030

An opinion article on Synecoculture and urban augmented ecosystems was published in the book “BiodiverCities by 2030: Transforming Cities with Biodiversity”:

Funabashi, M. Living in a Hotspot of City and Biodiversity. The Case of Synecoculture. P. 252-253. In: Mejía, M.A., Amaya-Espinel, J.D. (eds.). BiodiverCities by 2030: Transforming Cities with Biodiversity. Bogotá. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. 2022. 288 pages.